Hit and run casualties 2016

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Sian Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you report the number of casualties relating to hit and runs in London in 2016, with a breakdown by a) road user mode, b) severity type, c) borough, and d) whether there was a prosecution? Please present this information in table format.


Answer for Hit and run casualties 2016

Answer for Hit and run casualties 2016

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The capability to report this level of information was enabled when the MPS implemented the Case Overview and Preparation Application (COPA) for traffic collision reporting, processing and prosecution. The system was introduced in November 2016, so the data are only available from this date.

The attached table shows the number of casualties reported during November and December 2016, where the driver initially failed to stop at the scene of the incident.

Unfortunately, due to technical challenges in developing the full functionality for management information reporting, the MPS is presently not in a position to report the number of prosecutions resulting from these fail to stop collisions. The MPS is working to address this and it is estimated that this functionality will be available from November 2017.